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Beetroots and Borscht.
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:55:59 PM »


In the Polish Shops both here and the UK you can get packet soup borsch...

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 12:46:06 AM »
In the Polish Shops both here and the UK you can get packet soup borsch...

Oh, please... As if it's the same thing as home-made one  (:)

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 01:03:28 AM »
In the Polish Shops both here and the UK you can get packet soup borsch...

Oh, please... As if it's the same thing as home-made one  (:)

Just saying!!

I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot barge pole.

Once had borscht in a non-Russian restaurant in Leeds, it was awful, basically beetroot slop.

There’s a Russian restaurant in Dublin City centre, not very good, they had fried pelmeni, some Lithuanian variant. Horrible.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 01:59:51 AM »

Just saying!!

I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot barge pole.

Ah, ok then!  ;D It's probably full harmful ingredients. There was something i liked in Moscow though - you could buy done fresh veggies for borsch (like you buy fresh salad), it saves the time for peeling and chopping.  :)


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Once had borscht in a non-Russian restaurant in Leeds, it was awful, basically beetroot slop.

Eew.  :duh:

There’s a Russian restaurant in Dublin City centre, not very good, they had fried pelmeni, some Lithuanian variant. Horrible.

They sell them here now (not Lithuanian), but i didn't find my fave - with salmon. The rest (of what's available here) i can't eat because it's pork. So, i make my own from time to time  :) Last time i made  беляши (English? Fried minced meat small pies? )))) those were yummy...
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 03:00:36 AM »
Problem is that anything made with beets tastes of soil.
Soil is not a nice taste.
There's a reason that babies grow out of their taste for soil.
Borscht is the ultimate in peasant food. Like most peasant food it consists of root vegetables, often preserved.
Borscht goes the next step of tasting of what it was grown in.


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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 03:48:25 AM »
I like beetroot. Can’t taste soil mind, used to have it on potato hash when I was a kid.
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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 04:37:32 AM »
You have probably been immunised against tasting soil by virtue of having eaten it on your food as a kid. Mind you putting earth on your spuds seems a little bit 'we lived in a cardboard box and thought we were lucky' - ish.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 05:11:19 AM »
You have probably been immunised against tasting soil by virtue of having eaten it on your food as a kid. Mind you putting earth on your spuds seems a little bit 'we lived in a cardboard box and thought we were lucky' - ish.

Luxury.

Soil were for well-off folk. All we had were sediment off mud, grandad’s toenail clippings and cat vomit. All on a barm with gravy.

But we were happy.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 06:58:40 AM »
You have probably been immunised against tasting soil by virtue of having eaten it on your food as a kid. Mind you putting earth on your spuds seems a little bit 'we lived in a cardboard box and thought we were lucky' - ish.

Luxury.

Soil were for well-off folk. All we had were sediment off mud, grandad’s toenail clippings and cat vomit. All on a barm with gravy.

But we were happy.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »
Problem is that anything made with beets tastes of soil.
Soil is not a nice taste.

The organic ones from Waitrose/Ocado taste excellent.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2017, 06:00:53 AM »
Poles love the taste of beetroot. Especially the taste of beetroot soup. Unfortunately, this taste is so unique that such a rarity is only available in Poland.

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 06:45:59 AM »
Eh?


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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 07:13:18 AM »


The organic ones from Waitrose/Ocado taste excellent.

Only the best soil goes into Waitrose peasant food!

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
The problem with beetroot is the murder scene left behind in the preparation and the fright you get on the toilet the next day......

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Re: Beetroots and Borscht.
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 07:33:04 AM »
The problem with beetroot is the murder scene left behind in the preparation and the fright you get on the toilet the next day......

Nope, no problem. If the women want to have salad made with the stuff they can buy it from the shop. I am willing to give house room to that stuff with beetroot, eggs and fish in layers. The rest, leave it at the door please and no prepping in my kitchen thank you!

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